Webinar: Getting Started with Student Blogging

Webinar: Getting Started with Student Blogging

Third grade gifted education teacher, Marcia Armbruster, shares tips on starting a class blog. She will help you determine how to best to meet the needs of your class with your blog. In this webinar, you will learn: How to determine the needs of your students and consider your needs as the teacher in regards

Third grade gifted education teacher, Marcia Armbruster, shares tips on starting a class blog. She will help you determine how to best to meet the needs of your class with your blog. In this webinar, you will learn: How to determine the needs of your students and consider your needs as the teacher in regards... read more

Conducting Book Reviews on Kidblog

Conducting Book Reviews on Kidblog

Book recommendations One of my goals for blogging with my students was for them to share book recommendations.  My fifth grade gifted students read a lot, and some are always looking for something new to read.  Once they read a book they love, they now have a place to share it with other students.  They

Book recommendations One of my goals for blogging with my students was for them to share book recommendations.  My fifth grade gifted students read a lot, and some are always looking for something new to read.  Once they read a book they love, they now have a place to share it with other students.  They... read more

Webinar: Blogging with Elementary Students – Gifted and Title 1

Webinar: Blogging with Elementary Students – Gifted and Title 1

Fifth grade English Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Van Hoffman, discusses his experience with, and shares tips for, blogging with elementary students, including gifted and title 1. In this webinar, you will learn: Assessing writing Engaging students How to write a reflection Leaving comments on posts Content area assignments (history, novel studies, creative writing) View past

Fifth grade English Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Van Hoffman, discusses his experience with, and shares tips for, blogging with elementary students, including gifted and title 1. In this webinar, you will learn: Assessing writing Engaging students How to write a reflection Leaving comments on posts Content area assignments (history, novel studies, creative writing) View past... read more

Webinar: Creating Digital Portfolios

Webinar: Creating Digital Portfolios

First and second grade gifted education teacher and Teacher Advisor for Kidblog in her district, April Cummings, shares her experience and best practices for implementing Kidblog school- or district-wide. April discusses the benefits of creating and maintaining digital portfolios. In this webinar, you will learn: How Kidblog supports district-wide academic initiatives Using digital portfolios across curriculums

First and second grade gifted education teacher and Teacher Advisor for Kidblog in her district, April Cummings, shares her experience and best practices for implementing Kidblog school- or district-wide. April discusses the benefits of creating and maintaining digital portfolios. In this webinar, you will learn: How Kidblog supports district-wide academic initiatives Using digital portfolios across curriculums... read more

Take Students’ Writing from Good to Great

Take Students’ Writing from Good to Great

Revision strategies have the power to take a student writing from good to great. Students are skilled at generating lots of ideas in the brainstorming stage of writing.  They are eager writers in the drafting stage. However, when it comes to revising—not just correcting a few typos or run-on sentences—they lack the desire to truly

Revision strategies have the power to take a student writing from good to great. Students are skilled at generating lots of ideas in the brainstorming stage of writing.  They are eager writers in the drafting stage. However, when it comes to revising—not just correcting a few typos or run-on sentences—they lack the desire to truly... read more

The Power of Words: Positive vs. Negative

The Power of Words: Positive vs. Negative

The “Magic Ratio” John Gottman, a researcher, studied positive and negative relationships among 700 married couples believed that negative experiences (words and emotions) needed to be balanced with positive experiences in a relationship in order for the relationship to be successful. He thought that there was a ratio of positive and negative experiences to balance

The “Magic Ratio” John Gottman, a researcher, studied positive and negative relationships among 700 married couples believed that negative experiences (words and emotions) needed to be balanced with positive experiences in a relationship in order for the relationship to be successful. He thought that there was a ratio of positive and negative experiences to balance... read more